TED Radio Hour for Friday, January 31, 2014

What Would You Do If The Feds Were Watching You?

When Hasan Elahi's name was mistakenly added to the U.S. government's watch list, he fought the assault on his privacy by turning his life inside-out for the world to see.

Why Should You Be Worried About NSA Surveillance?

Virtually every international Internet user is being watched, says hacker and security expert Mikko Hyppönen. He calls for digital privacy in the age of government surveillance.

Can The Open-Data Revolution Change Our Democracies?

Former White House deputy CTO Beth Noveck shares her vision of practical openness: connecting bureaucracies to citizens, sharing data, and creating a truly participatory democracy.

Is Too Much Privacy Bad For Your Health?

Health IT expert John Wilbanks explores whether the desire to protect privacy is slowing research, and if opening up medical data could create a wave of health care innovation.

Does More Convenience Mean Less Privacy?

Behavioral economist Alessandro Acquisti studies how everyday decisions blur the line between our public and private lives.
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